The 17th installment of my Greatest Ever series is here!
In this series I will look at the greatest talents to grace various sports. This time I continue to look at Rugby Union.
Over the past week and a half or so I have been counting down the top players in every position. I am going to take the top player from every category (or top two if there are two spaces to be filled) and create my all-time rugby XV.
1. Loose Head Prop - Os du Randt (RSA)
2. Hooker - Sean Fitzpatrick (NZ)
3. Tight Head Prop - Jason Leonard (ENG)
4. Second Row - Martin Johnson (c) (ENG)
5. Second Row - Colin Meads (NZ)
6. Blindside Flanker - Francois Pienaar (RSA)
7. Openside Flanker - Michael Jones (NZ)
8. No. 8 - Zinzan Brooke (NZ)
9. Scrum Half - Gareth Edwards (WAL)
10. Fly Half - Jonny Wilkinson (ENG)
11. Left Wing - Jonah Lomu (NZ)
12. Inside Centre - Danie Gerber (RSA)
13. Outside Centre - Philippe Sella (FRA)
14. Right Wing - David Campese (AUS)
15. Fullback - Serge Blanco (FRA)
1. New Zealand - 5
2. England - 3
= South Africa - 3
4. France - 2
5. Wales - 1
= Australia - 1